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Hello and welcome to our look ahead

to what the papers will be

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bringing us tomorrow.

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With me are Chris Hope,

Chief Political Correspondent

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of The Telegraph and Jessica Elgot,

Political Correspondent

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of the Guardian.

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Many of tomorrow's front

pages are already in.

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The Telegraph features

news that an army major,

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who faced seven investigations over

the death of an Iraqi

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teenager 15 years ago,

is apparently set to face

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an eighth inquiry.

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The FT pictures striking

university lecturers,

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who began a series of month-long

walk outs today in a dispute

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over potential cuts

to their pension payments.

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The Express says "exodus of the EU

migrants" after figures revealed

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around 130,000 left the UK in the 12

months to September last year -

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the highest level for a decade.

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The Mirror leads on a campaign

calling for MPs to vote

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to change organ donor laws,

which would see an opt-out system

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brought in - it features the picture

of a 10-year-old transplant patient.

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The Guardian reports

on the resignation of Unicef's

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deputy executive director

Justin Forsyth, following

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accusations of inappropriate

behaviour towards female staff

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while chief executive

of Save the Children.

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The Metro also has that story and it

features Meghan Markle after police

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want the hate crime investigation

after a suspicious package appeared.

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Lots of different stories on the

front page tonight. No particular

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consensus. You were looking to see

what I was at. I am looking at the

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magic only I can see.

Clever.

Website with the Guardian. Charity

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chief forced to resign over

inappropriate behaviour, this is

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Justin Forsyth stepping down from

Unicef, but about all allegations

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come old behaviour.

That is it. It's

an interesting statement, it didn't

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go along be played book we have seen

as the story about various

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allegations of harassment or

inappropriate behaviours has been

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ruling for quite a few days now.

Justin Forsythe left Save the

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Children in the week of allegations

made about him and he has a new job

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at Unicef. In his statement, you mix

it clear he doesn't believe he needs

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to step down for those old

allegations made against him at Save

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the Children. He says is no doubt in

my mind that some of the allegations

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are an attempt to do damage for the

case for a. -- for aid. The reason

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he is leaving is not to continue to

damage it. Controversial.

Seriously?

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Is believable he is saying these

things. Don't forget these

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allegations only became apparent

this week when three women spoke to

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the BBC's PM programme about

allegations about his behaviour in

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2011, 20 15. That then emerged and

then yesterday Tory politicians and

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a piece I wrote for the Telegraph

yesterday. People like Paul Eunan

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O'Kane to have a go at Save the

Children or the aid budget or

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Unicef, they are looking at the guys

behaviour and saying why is it

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appropriate for him to have a senior

role at Unicef?

Looking at the

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ongoing Oxfam story, this time it is

he the deciding the cannot continue

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to operate while they continue their

investigation.

This is a different

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story about charities going back to

the way that Oxfam has not said that

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some of its aid workers were

behaving badly towards beneficiaries

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in Haiti. It emerged recently.

It

was sexual exploitation.

Yes. It is

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Haiti correctly saying to Oxfam

you're not welcome here if that is

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how you will behave.

They had to not

only apologise to their donors and

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to MPs and to the department who

give them cash, but they said that

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they have gone and made

representations of the Government of

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Haiti and they have decided this is

the best course of action to take.

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Let's move on to the Financial

Times. This is university lecturers

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taking strike action because they

are concerned because of changes to

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pension they will be losing out tens

of thousands of pounds a year, but

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of course it means that students

will not get hot.

It's all happening

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in the world of universities. This

is another issue about the vice

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chancellors who are paid megabucks.

-- students will not get hot.

This

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is a reform pushed by vice

chancellors, which perhaps wasn't

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politically the greatest...

Students

are paying through the nose for a

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student fees. They announced a

reform about fees, but it is an

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issue.

Durham Newcastle and Kent

have said we need to find a

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resolution about them. The head of

Newcastle said we think that a lot

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of these people striking have got a

point and perhaps we need to rethink

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this. It looks that there is room

for a new verse there, but there are

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more strikes planned and plans to

extend action into June which would

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be potentially over exams, so it is

quite serious.

The average vice

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traveller is paid ten grand is up in

a year. Big-money even for the BBC.

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-- Vice Chancellor is paid £240,000.

Some students are acting for a

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refund on their tuition.

Why not? It

is a market. If you are planning

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money. Why not? I think the

Government should encourage students

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to get a refund from a university

that doesn't give them education. It

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is a market. Get your money back.

There was some polling that came out

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this afternoon about it and most

students said they are fully

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supportive of it, they see that it

is quite an insecure job with people

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on short-term contracts and I think

it takes quite a long time for that

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to be a secure profession. Certainly

not a well-paid profession and

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students have sympathy.

The Vice

Chancellor will eat it if they get

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refunds on courses. -- hate it. But

like this is a misleading headline.

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130,000 people going home.

The

highest level for a decade.

Yes, you

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might think from that headline that

migration to the UK is going down,

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but it's not. It actually has gone

up. Net migration for non-EU

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countries went up by 40,000 over the

same period. Net migration is

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roughly about 240,000.

That is about

Coventry. An extra commentary.

That

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is 2.5 times over what the

Government would like to be when

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they said that net migration should

be in the tens of thousands.

You

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might have thought they might want

to say another Coventry has arrived

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but instead they are reassuring them

they are going on.

This is about the

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difference between EU and non-EU

migrants. There has always been the

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option to stop non-EU migrants but

we haven't because the skills are

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required.

I think this should be a

real cause for concern, the fact

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that there are so many EU migrants

who have clearly decided that their

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future doesn't lie in this country,

maybe they don't feel welcome in

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this country, and they have skills

that we need, particularly in

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hospitals. I think... I don't think

this is something we should be proud

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of.

If they remain here, they can

get a British passport. It is a

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shame they are going home. I have my

own views as well as the paper's

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views.

I think it must be... It's

not just about your general rates to

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say any place, is it, it's about do

you feel like this places the

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welcoming place for you, is it a

home for you? You might be able to

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have your rights, but perhaps people

feel this is fundamental. I think

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it's not surprising that quite a few

people might.

Quite a lot of people

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are still coming. To a lot of people

it so attractive. A lot of students

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in particular. Paying huge fees to

universities. It's so circular. The

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Huffington Post. Meghan Markle and

Prince Harry's suspicious substance

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skier treated as hate crime. The

white powder about to be toxic,

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thankfully it was harmless, but

still very chilling when it arrives.

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Quite, and it shows that the happy

bubble around this couple before

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they get married in spring which is

wonderful and they have chewed up

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the papers in this grim February,

there are always threats to

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high-profile individuals. It seems

it was a race hate crime, because

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Meghan Markle is from a mixed race

background, is about is why they are

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saying that.

It was a similar

package delivered to the House of

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Commons.

It was delivered to the

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. It

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caused quite a kerfuffle dancers in

the corridor when a package arrived.

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There was a lot of police around. --

kerfuffle downstairs. It is

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incredibly worrying. It turned out

to be harmless.

We must let Chris

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talk about this. We will never hear

the end of if we don't.

I do a

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podcast. I interviewed Michael

Gove...

This is a ban on plastic

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straws looming.

I said to him that

there is a concern to the BBC's

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excellent programmer Blue Planet,

about the amount of plastic in the

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ocean. He said watch this space. He

also told me he was a big fan of the

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arteries and told me he preferred

Brian Aldridge. -- the archers.

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There is a real momentum building

behind this idea of single use. 40

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MPs have given up using plastic

relent. Michael Gove seems to view

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this as somewhat of a personal

crusade. It's a great story and will

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be interesting to see...

He is one

of the few ministers in Government

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doing stuff. You may not agree with

him, you may not...

But what about

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Brexit?

We are getting sovereignty

back of this country, what is going

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to be different? Here is in example

of a good thing.

I am thinking about

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buying an old school one might you

would have had in your cocktail

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table.

Will you have a strength for

cocktails?

Yes, any time. We cannot

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drink in here. Finally, where Ari?

Who are we looking at? I couldn't

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work out which camera I was on. The

Daily Mirror. Children waiting for

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transplants or having had

transplants urging MPs to vote in

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favour of this idea of opting out of

being an ordained owner rather than

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opting in.

This should be a really

crucial moments tomorrow when MPs

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vote on matters and it's something

the Prime Minister in her speech

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said she would support it and it is

quickly radical move meaning you

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don't have to carry those organ

donor cards any more, you don't have

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to take those boxes when you fill in

forms. It will be that you are

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automatically opted in rather

than... You need to say when you

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want to opt out.

Great idea. It will

go through tomorrow in the Commons,

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causing panic at the mirror, because

Theresa May backed their campaign.

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They hate it.

That is cognitive

dissonance. I just want to say

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before we wrap up, my esteemed

colleague in the newsroom has sent

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me a note about the population of

Coventry. It is 250,000, not

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240,000. This is the kind of service

they get.

Tremendous resources at

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the BBC.

That is it from us. You can

see all the front pages online.

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Lovely to see you both, thank you

for coming in.

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